Puddle / by Richard Jackson ; illustrated by Chris Raschka.
- 3 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 3 copies available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 5 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Karlstad LINK Site||e JAC (Text)||35500006154114||New||Available||-|
|Red Lake Falls Public Library||e JAC (Text)||35500006154106||New||Available||-|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||e JAC (Text)||35500006154122||New||Checked out||07/16/2019|
|Fertile Public Library||E J (Text)||33500013028022||New||In transit||-|
|Lake Park LINK Site||E J (Text)||33500013028014||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780062651952
- ISBN: 0062651951
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
|Summary, etc.:|| A puddle sits despairingly as she is trampled on by humans and animals alike until something miraculous happens that makes her feel worthwhile.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1
*Starred Review* A disgruntled rain puddle has trouble appreciating her own value. Calling herself "Puddle the Pudge," she admires her sweet, smaller brothers and sisters. In a series of interactions, a seagull takes a sip, children run through, and a wet poodle relieves itself. When the sun comes out, however, the little puddles quickly dry up, and Puddle is left alone. As a group of children head back inside their school after recess, they notice something amazing about the puddle: a rainbow reflecting in the water. One girl with dark skin and hair gives the puddle a hug of sorts, reaching her arms around it in appreciation. Though it appears simple, the book is quite complex and thoughtful. As young readers sympathize with the puddle's unhappiness, they may articulate their own feelings of disappointment or joy. The text takes the point of view of the puddle with rich vocabulary that creates images such as rain "dimpling" and the dog "piddling" the puddles. Masterful watercolor and gouache illustrations, artfully conveying what is reflected in the puddle, are enhanced by an effective book design and creative use of fonts. Vibrant, unusual, and beautiful, this deep Puddle "is, indeed, a sight to see." Preschool-Grade 1. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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